It’s day 14 of A Month with Yeats coming to you from a wet, wild and rather wintery -2 degrees of Stockholm. Today’s quote from the genius of Jane Dougherty is: ‘That you, in the dim coming times, may know how my heart went with them after the red-rose-bordered hem.’ —W.B. Yeats.
Jane’s blog is: https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/a-month-with-yeats-day-fourteen/
My poem today is called: BORDERED IN
Rough round that rose bordered hem
we ran, regardless of where her skirts
did scurry, no fretting to the fraying
of her fringes, never noticing how
nimble had turned to not-so nifty
above that border of red roses, oh
so pretty, on those placid petticoats
until we laid her low, on a hill so high,
hemmed in forever by a border
of bright red roses, and only then
did we sigh, only there, by her final bed,
bordered in by all we took for granted,
did we feel that teary thorn that
comes at the end of every rose.
All word and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly
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16 thoughts on “BORDERED IN, day 14 of A Month with Yeats”
And release. Thank you Sarah. Greetings from the cold! And dark! Lovely Stockholm! 🌚❄️☃️
Oh. This is sad enough to be true, and of course it is, those familiar, hard-wearing dresses that would always ‘do’ a bit longer, belong to all of our memories.
Of course, attention always to the others first! That, we can all remember
Yes. The cult of the dead, just because they’re dead doesn’t seem healthy to me.
Hats off to you. Beautiful.
☺️☺️ thank you so much my dear
Oh wonderful, Damien! Sad, poignant–and so true. Of course, you would focus on actual hems and frays. 🙂
Well it is my trade after all! It seemed fitting after a day of fittings here in Stockholm! Thanks Merril 🤗🤗
Yes, exactly! Hope you’re enjoying Stockholm!
Oh this is lovely. (K)
Thank you so much Kerfe 🤗
I don’t have many words, today, but I’ll send a hug or two for the image, the words and the love! 🤗🤗🤗
Hope you are enjoying Stockholm!
Already back in Paris where it’s warmer! Hope you are well and keeping warm my dearest 🤗🤗